Orion

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O·ri·on

 (ō-rī′ən, ə-rī′-)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
2. A constellation in the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

[Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Greek.]

Orion

(əˈraɪən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Boeotian giant famed as a great hunter, who figures in several tales

Orion

(əˈraɪən)
n, Latin genitive Orionis (ˌɔːrɪˈəʊnɪs)
(Celestial Objects) a conspicuous constellation near Canis Major containing two first magnitude stars (Betelgeuse and Rigel) and a distant bright emission nebula (the Orion Nebula) associated with a system of giant molecular clouds and star formation

O•ri•on

(əˈraɪ ən)

n. gen. Or•i•o•nis (ˌɔr iˈoʊ nɪs, ˌɒr-, əˈraɪ ə nɪs)
for 2.
1. (in Greek myth) a hunter who was killed by Artemis and placed in the sky as a constellation.
2. the Hunter, a constellation lying on the celestial equator between Canis Major and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

O·ri·on

(ō-rī′ən)
A constellation in the region of the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus. It contains the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Orion - (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by ArtemisOrion - (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Orion - a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse - the second brightest star in Orion
diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
Translations

Orion

[əˈraɪən] n (Myth, Astron) → Orione m